Actor Ian McKellen Mistaken For Homeless Man, Given a Dollar

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Now that’s what I call method acting.

While taking a break from rehearsals for Waiting For Godot in Melbourne, Australia, Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men) was so convincing in his role as a beggar that a woman on the street threw a dollar into his hat.

“During the dress rehearsal of Godot, I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet (and) seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, ‘Need some help, brother?’ and put a dollar in my hat,” McKellen told the Telegraph.

(via Telegraph)